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Unknown Man: M.66-1937

Object information

Current Location: Founder's Entrance Hall Upper Landing


Unknown Man


Sculptor: Wilton, Joseph




Bust. White marble. The sitter is turned to the front, facing and looking a quarter to the right. He is bare-headed, he has is own hair, curling over the ears, and low on the nape of the neck. He is clean-shaven; his throat and upper chest is bare, and his shoulders are covered by drapery.


History note: Collection of the Duke of Newcastle at Clumber Park. Sold in the Earl of Lincoln's Sale of the remaining contents of the mansion, by Christie's on the premises, catalogue for 19th October 1937, lot 344.

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1937) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


18th Century
Production date: AD 1766

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Bust Height 24 in
Plinth Height 5 1/2 in

Materials used in production

White marble

Techniques used in production

Carving : White marble

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: I. Wilton sculpt:/ad vivum/A.D. MDCCLXVI
  • Location: At the back
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.66-1937
Primary reference Number: 30972
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_66_1937
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 September 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 September 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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